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October @ Laura’s: The Help

01 Sep

We’re hanging at Laura’s new digs on October 14 for our third meeting.

BOOK: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
THEME: Southern comfort food

About the book:

“The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. It is about African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960s. The novel is told from the point of view of three narrators: Aibileen Clark, a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children, and who has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson, an African-American maid whose back-talk towards her employers results in her having to frequently change jobs, exacerbating her desperate need for work as well as her family’s struggle with money; and Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a young white woman and recent college graduate who, after moving back home, discovers that a maid that helped raise her since childhood has abruptly disappeared and her attempts to find her have come to naught.”

Available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats… with or without the movie tie-in… on Amazon.

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